Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.
Abusive Credit Practices/Predatory Lending Education
Other Program Types
Home Ownership Preparation
Methods of Offering Services
Our classes are not limited to the residents of Cleveland however we are particularly interested in presenting information to individuals who are at or below 50% of the area median income level (AMI). We are targeting a group least likely to have access to this information.
FINANCIAL FITNESS: comprehensive instruction addressing the following-- money flow & asset creation, basic banking, budgeting and goal setting, credit and debt management, homeownership preparation, & avoiding predatory lending. The classroom instruction takes place once weekly for seven weeks, with a graduation ceremony on the eighth week. Subjects are presented in modules with appropriate materials distributed each session.
Programs and Fees
Materials and Publications
The instruction material used for the course was designed by the National Community Redevelopment Coalition.
Mission and/or Goals
The mission of Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. is to enhance the quality of life for residents of our service area by creating a model community comprised of new and improved housing. Our agency serves an area populated with residents having the highest poverty rate, the greatest number of public housing units, and the lowest rate of home ownership. Since housing development is our primary activity in the geographic area with previously stated statistics, we identified a gap in the existing 1-day/2-hour education being offered by banks, and other agencies, adopting the objective of presenting instruction more comprehensive and thorough.